David Gardiner Phillips family papers

David Gardiner Phillips family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Phillips, David Gardiner, 1817-1899
Title: David Gardiner Phillips family papers
Dates: 1849-1883
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3753

Biographical/Historical Note

Reverend David Gardiner Phillips (1817-1899), born in Salisbury, North Carolina, was an Associate Reformed Presbyterian minister, teacher and orator. He was pastor of several churches in Jefferson County, Georgia. He married Mary Isabella Hearst in 1849. She died in 1851 soon after the birth of a son who also died.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence and photographs. Correspondence mostly concerns family matters, such as the birth and death of Mary Phillips' twins, and the Phillips' move into a new home. The speech in the collection concerns the topic of secession. Reverend Phillips' ledger consists of accounts of expenditures, stipends received from the congregation, tax returns, and accounts and contracts for farm workers.

Index Terms

Jefferson County (Ga.)--History.
Ledgers (account books)
Presbyterian Church--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

David Gardiner Phillips papers, ms3753, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in other repositoriues include David Gardiner Phillips and William Little Phillips papers, ms 2423, Georgia Historical Society.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Mary Phillips' 5th grade scholars report, 1906-1907
2Old Market House (Slave Market) photograph
3Miss Mary Phillips' graduating piano recital program, 1914 May 26
4Silver wedding invitation for Dr. and Mrs. David Gardiner Phillips, 1878 March 23
5Class photographs of Miss Mary Phillips, 1908
6Miss Mary Phillips photograph, 1904
7Autobiography of David Gardiner Phillips written for his children, 1894 August
8Annual Commencement Address to the Greensboro Female College, 1861 June 26
8Artwork of Greensboro Female College
9Letters to Margaret Hearst from David Gardiner Phillips, 1849-1860
10Letters to Miss Mary Hearst from David Gardiner Phillips, 1847 October 28-1848 April 15
11Letter to Lena Everitt Phillips from David Gardiner Phillips
12Letter to Mary Phillips Tinkler from David Gardiner Phillips, 1897 May 8
13Sermons by David Gardiner Phillips, 1849-1850
14Speech, Lousiville (transcription), 1860 November 28
15Clippings, 1937 October
16"Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Irving, 1894 October 15
17David Gardiner Phillips family photographs
18Judge William Little Phillips family photographs, 1921
19Family history book, compiled by Rosa Brown Polhill Green, 2010
2David Gardiner Phillips' ledger, 1853-1883